York Archaeological Trust’s long-running training excavation is currently undergoing a revamp. We hope to announce information regarding courses in 2019 and 2020 very soon. Watch this space!
The All Saints, North Street excavations. Image courtesy of David Dodwell
Archaeology Live! is known for annual training excavations held in the heart of York, and the innovative ways in which we have allowed people to get hands on experience of the discipline through expert tuition from full-time professional archaeologists. Created back in 2001, the project was one of the first excavations to be entirely funded by the people who take part.
Our team are currently creating a range of new courses that will offer detailed introductions to various aspects of off-site archaeological processes. Whether you are starting out on a career in archaeology, or just want to know more about the more “behind-the-scenes” aspects of the discipline, we hope to offer something of interest and all are welcome to take part!.
We are just starting to draft up ideas and would hope to offer courses at intervals through summer, autumn and winter, although dates, content and duration are still TBC.
What courses do we offer?
While many details are still TBC, we are looking to cover areas such as osteoarchaeology, methods of survey, analysis of pottery, conservation, finds processing and post-excavation analyses. We have big plans for the future and hope to have more details in a few months. For an idea of the courses we hope to offer, the links below should give you a good idea of our core range.
Do I need experience?
None at all. Think of these courses as a head start or as a more in-depth look at what happens after an excavation is completed.
How do I book?
Whilst we are not open for bookings yet, please direct all booking enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the team will get right back to you with any further information that you require.
What will we cover/learn about?
Detailed course information TBC.
Can I fill in parts of my BAJR Skills Passport with these courses?
Absolutely, we’re always happy to fill in Skills Passports. You can learn more about them here.
For more in depth coverage on previous seasons and some of those star finds look through our week-by-week archive of site diaries. The diaries focus on the experiences of our trainees and will give you an idea of what to expect during your time with Archaeology Live!
An Archaeology Live! training experience will provide new ways to learn about and participate in archaeology. Any other specific requests for training may also be available on application. Professional field archaeologists provide all the training throughout the course.
For more information contact:
Mobile: +44 (0) 7908 210026